Economy

Is the fiscal ‘black hole’ real? We asked economists
Politics

Is the fiscal ‘black hole’ real? We asked economists

Jeremy Hunt spoke of the need to “balance the nation’s books” ahead of his Autumn statement. Economists say that’s not necessarily the case

These 7 charts will help you understand today’s inflation stats
News

These 7 charts will help you understand today’s inflation stats

Inflation has hit its highest rate in 41 years. But what do all the statistics actually mean? We’ve broken it down with 7 simple charts

What is inflation and why is it so high?
Inflation

What is inflation and why is it so high?

We ask an economist: What is inflation, how is it calculated, and what can the government do about it?

What is a recession and what does it mean for me?
Cost of living crisis

What is a recession and what does it mean for me?

Why the government must end the low wage economy
Wages

Why the government must end the low wage economy

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The Bank of England has warned the UK is facing the longest ever recession. Here’s what it means
Cost of living crisis

The Bank of England has warned the UK is facing the longest ever recession. Here’s what it means

MP pushing for four-day week says long working hours are to blame for the UK’s low productivity
Four-day working week

MP pushing for four-day week says long working hours are to blame for the UK’s low productivity

Kwasi Kwarteng remains tight-lipped over how huge tax cuts will be funded
Economy

Kwasi Kwarteng remains tight-lipped over how huge tax cuts will be funded

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet
mini-budget

From benefit claimants to bankers: Here’s what the mini-budget means for your pay packet

Why is everyone talking about trickle-down economics again?
Economics

Why is everyone talking about trickle-down economics again?

Prime minister, here’s how much it will cost to save the country this winter
Richard Murphy

Prime minister, here’s how much it will cost to save the country this winter

TUC unveils ‘road map’ to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy
Minium wage

TUC unveils ‘road map’ to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy

Rising inflation has already cancelled out pay rises for teachers, NHS staff and police officers
Pay

Rising inflation has already cancelled out pay rises for teachers, NHS staff and police officers

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Who is Nadhim Zahawi, Boris Johnson’s new Chancellor?
Politics

Who is Nadhim Zahawi, Boris Johnson’s new Chancellor?

Wages dropped by 3.4% in April alone, the greatest fall for over two decades
Wages

Wages dropped by 3.4% in April alone, the greatest fall for over two decades

How Africa is becoming a continent of young entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives and activists
Life

How Africa is becoming a continent of young entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives and activists

Real wages have fallen by £68 a month since last year
Wages

Real wages have fallen by £68 a month since last year

Over-50s are resigning en masse – new research explains who and why
Employment

Over-50s are resigning en masse – new research explains who and why

Government accused of ‘complacent disregard’ for taxpayers’ money over £5bn Covid loan fraud
Fraud

Government accused of ‘complacent disregard’ for taxpayers’ money over £5bn Covid loan fraud

Calls for job insecurity to replace unemployment as measure of labour market
Employment

Calls for job insecurity to replace unemployment as measure of labour market

What Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement means for you
Spring Budget

What Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement means for you

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The Bank of England says the cost of living crisis will last until 2023
cost of living crisis

The Bank of England says the cost of living crisis will last until 2023

‘It might even be fun’: Bank of England set to publish first book demystifying UK economy
UK economy

‘It might even be fun’: Bank of England set to publish first book demystifying UK economy

Freeports will not save Christmas. Sorry
Business

Freeports will not save Christmas. Sorry

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example
Paddy Bettington

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example